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Kevin Wayne Durant is an American professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association’s Golden State Warriors. He has established himself as one of the best players of his generation, winning the NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) award twice. He is 6 feet and 11 inches tall.
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Key Facts & Information
Early Life and College Basketball
- Kevin Wayne Durant was born on September 29, 1988 in Suitland, Maryland to parents Wanda Durant and Wayne Pratt.
- Kevin’s father abandoned their family when he was still an infant. He parents eventually divorced but his father later re-entered his life when he was 13 years old.
- His interest in basketball is rooted in his childhood. He is one of four siblings who all grew up loving the sport.
- Growing up, Kevin idolized Vince Carter and wanted to play for the basketball team, the Toronto Raptors.
- Kevin reached 6 feet in height during middle school. His primary position in games was small forward.
- He played for several teams for the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), his most successful stint being with the PG Jaguars who won two national championships.
- He wears the number 35 on his jersey in honor of his AAU coach, Charles Craig, who was murdered at 35 years of age.
- He played two years of high school basketball at National Christian Academy and another year at Oak Hill Academy.
- For senior year, he transferred to Montrose Christian School. Before the season began, Kevin received many offers from top Division I colleges, but he signed with the University of Texas.
- He stood at 6 feet and 7 inches at the beginning of his senior year.
- When the year ended, he was awarded the Washington Post All-Met Basketball Player of the Year and was the 2006 McDonald’s’ All-American Game’s Most Valuable Player.
- Kevin was deemed as the second-best player in his class and was a heavily recruited high school prospect in 2006.
- At the start of the 2006-07 college season, Kevin grew to 6 feet and 9 inches in height.
- He played for the Texas Longhorns as a student at the University of Texas and had an average of 25.8 points, 11.1 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game.
- Kevin was the first ever freshman to be named the Naismith College Player of the Year.
- He was also a recipient of the John R. Wooden Award and eight other widely recognized awards, making him the first freshman to win all of the national player of the year awards.
Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors
- After only a year of playing college basketball, Kevin declared himself eligible for the 2007 NBA Draft. He was the second overall pick of the Seattle SuperSonics.
- Shortly after, he signed a seven-year endorsement deal with Nike worth $60 million.
- In his first season playing in the NBA, he averaged 20.3 points per game. He won the NBA Rookie of the Year award.
- The Sonics moved their organization to Oklahoma at the end of the season and became The Thunder. Kevin became the face of the franchise after its relocation.
- He earned his first All-Star selection in 2009 wherein he set a Rookie Challenge record with 46 points.
- During the 2009-10 season, Kevin had a scoring average of 30.1 points per game and became the youngest NBA scoring champion. He received his first All-NBA Team award.
- He signed a five-year contract extension with The Thunder before the start of the 2010-11 season.
- That season, he helped The Thunder win 55 games. He averaged 27.7 points per game, leading the NBA scoring for the second time.
- During the 2011-12 season, Kevin recorded his first 50-point game against the Denver Nuggets.
- He finished the season leading the NBA scoring for the third consecutive time, with an average of 28 points per game.
- Kevin joined the 50-40-90 club during the 2012-13 season and was the youngest player in NBA history to do so.
- During the 2013-14 season, Kevin had an average of 35.9 points per game and recorded a career-high 51 points in a game against the Golden State Warriors. At the end of the season, he was voted as the NBA’s Most Valuable Player.
- Kevin couldn’t play for most of the games during the 2014-15 season because of injuries and surgeries.
- During the 2015-16 season, he set an NBA record for the most number of consecutive games played with a score of 20 points or more.
- In 2016, Kevin announced to the public that he has signed with the Golden State Warriors, a move that he was heavily criticized for.
- During the 2016-17 season, he helped the team advance to the Finals wherein he was the team’s top scorer at every game, averaging 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 5.4 assists. He was given the Finals Most Valuable Player award.
- Kevin earned his second Finals MVP award at the end of the 2017-18 season with an average of 28.7 points per game.
- Kevin was named as the FIBA World Championship MVP by the International Basketball Federation in 2010.
- In 2013, he donated $1 million to the victims of the Moore tornado through American Red Cross.
- Kevin Durant is an Olympic medalist, being a member of the US men’s national basketball team who competed at the 2012 London and 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. They took home the gold for both years.
- Kevin is one of the highest-earning basketball players in the world, partly due to his endorsement deals. He was the fourth highest-earning basketball player in 2013, earning $35 million. He currently places eleventh on Forbes’ list of The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes 2018.
- He is one of the most popular players in the leagues and is consistently one of the top-voted players for All-Star. His jersey also ranks as one of NBA’s best-selling.
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